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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Mar 27, 2012 6:25am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: What do you use as your desktop background?

In other words, I'm trying to make this section more like the Grateful Dead section, despite my lack of people skills.
I use this:
http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s389/JeiceWarrior/Snapshot-9.jpg
So my desktop looks like this:
http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s389/JeiceWarrior/mydesktop28-March-2012.png

What do you use?

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Poster: Quigs Date: Mar 27, 2012 8:10am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What do you use as your desktop background?

I vary it at different times of the year. Now, I have a picture of the Grand Canyon on the south rim.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Mar 27, 2012 9:57am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What do you use as your desktop background?

That sounds very nice!

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Poster: Quigs Date: Mar 27, 2012 12:06pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What do you use as your desktop background?

Being an Arizonian does have its advantages. I worked for 5 months on the North Rim. I'll send you the picture of the screen saver. Check your email Matt.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Mar 27, 2012 5:29pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What do you use as your desktop background?

Woah dude, your desktop is seriously cluttered. Mine is revolving set of Grateful Dead backgrounds, however I almost never see my background anyway because I have too many windows open blocking the view.

I think there are definitely lots of people out there discussing classic tv on forums, but most are using more user-friendly forums that allow pm's and all that fancy stuff. These forums are too bare-bones for most people who engage in a lot of online discussion. I'm not saying you shouldn't try to encourage activity here, but I don't know how much your efforts will pay off. Like Micah has said, I think you need to broaden the spectrum a bit to maybe include films, and other areas of interest. I would like to see more film discussion personally.

This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2012-03-28 00:29:19

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 27, 2012 10:53am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What do you use as your desktop background?

Emperor, what exactly do you mean, 'more like the Grateful Dead section'? Increasing the number of people in contributing here? More info on top of this forum for easier understanding? I applaud your efforts. Maybe I have an idea or two.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Mar 27, 2012 3:04pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What do you use as your desktop background?

Partly, I want this board to have lively conversations, mainly on classic TV and perhaps other related subjects. But I'm terrible at conversation, and even worse at forum posting (I still cringe when I think about the first forum I posted on, the World of Spectrum forum), so it's up to other people to really make this happen. More contributions would be great: We've barely scratched the surface of what can be uploaded here.

Example: there are around 20 surviving episodes of "Marge and Jeff", a sitcom that aired from 1953 to 1954. All of them are public domain. But they'll likely never be uploaded as nobody can get their hands on the extant episodes from the archives that have them.

Here a description of an episode from the UCLA Film and Television Archive website: Marge has had a bad day. Jeff tries to cheer her up but is unable to do so. After he gives her a few dollars and leaves for his bowling league, Marge cheers up, calls her friend on the phone, and reveals her bad mood was all an act to get Jeff to give her money and now the two women can go shopping.

Here a description of another episode from the UCLA Film and Television Archive website: Marge and Jeff argue over movies. She likes Joan Crawford in the film, Torch song, while Jeff prefers a "man’s picture" like Stalag 17. Another film they discuss is Shane.

The above episode aired 15th March 1954.

Here a description of another episode from the UCLA Film and Television Archive website: Jeff cannot remember the name of a man he thinks he invited over tonight. Marge has no idea who he is talking about and they rack their brains to no avail. The doorbell rings and the man turns out to be the radio repairman who is returning their radio.


So, um, yeah.

I, for one, would love to see more obscure sitcoms that few have heard of.
What are some examples already on here? I already know about much-hated TV version of "The Great Gildersleeve", the increasingly-popular "Meet Corliss Archer", the also increasingly-popular "Date with the Angels", the charming "Mack and Myer for Hire" (which like "Marge and Jeff", used a 15-minute format), "The Beulah Show" (not as bad as claimed), "The Betty Hutton Show" (crap), "Where's Raymond" (incomplete episode), and "The Eve Arden Show" (pretty good). Actually, we don't have all the extant episodes of any of those series (only "Beulah" seems to be lost from the archives....but I read 7 episodes exist, and we only have 4....I don't know the archive status of "Mack and Myer for Hire").

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 27, 2012 5:48pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What do you use as your desktop background?

Emperor, I think you are giving yourself the shaft here. Maybe you aren't so hot 'in real life' making chit chat or are a bit shy and get anxious. I don't know. I do know that I read all the posts when I first log into IA, so I've read a bunch of yours for several years now. Would you like to read my first post? Pleases don't. For claiming difficulty on line, I think you sell yourself mighty short. Just my opinion.

Some ideas on how to create more traffic here. You can make it known on other sites w/ the same interest about this one. Or you are going to have to dilute just classic tv and include other areas of interest. And probably do my first idea anyways.

When I read this forum I am sometimes amazed at energy and depth of knowledge, but the numbers are telling. For example, GD is over 231,000 hits and classic tv close to 9K. There just isn't as much interest. (And if we get 2 or 3 good new posters a year that is pretty damn good.) You have to create interest of awareness. And you are the only one to do this. Don't expect any help, and if you do get some help count it as a blessing.

I would love a place to talk about The Killing. Or Six Feet Under. Or this past season of The Walking Dead. Or picking an actor and watching a bunch of their movies. But, that not what this site is about.

Purity vs. possible numbers.

This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2012-03-28 00:48:55

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Mar 27, 2012 7:46pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What do you use as your desktop background?

By other subjects, I meant say for example: 1950s candy brands, 1960s cars, etc etc. But still keeping the vast majority of posts about classic TV.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Mar 28, 2012 1:48am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What do you use as your desktop background?

Most of what I use for backgrounds is movie poster/ad art, usually halfsheets. I have a folder where I download stills and movie posters that I download from where ever I can find them, and it's gotten to be pretty extensive over the years. I change the background every so often and my current background is a movie poster for BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE.